English courses

TaalTaal offers quality English courses on several levels. Our groups are small and dynamic, so you will have lots of personal attention and guidance.

The new season starts in the week of 20 September 2021 and consists of 11 lessons of 90 minutes.

Prefer to wait until the next season that starts in the week of January 17th 2022? (in-person and online available)
Click here for the English Course!

It is possible to sign up for a course that is already running. Please take into account about 2.5 hours of self-study and homework next to the regular courses.

You are welcome to also come to the informal sessions every Thursday evening under the new All-You-Can-Talk program. Practise your English to the point of perfection!

Are you interested in signing up? Please use the sign up buttons located under each course description. If you have any questions, you're welcome to call us, send an e-mail or use the contact form.

Please note: private lessons and intensive courses can be started at any time.

Course overview

Be sure to also attend the informal practise sessions! Make your course even more effective! (more information)

English Beginner 1 (A0+)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Description:  English Beginner 1 is the first part of our basic English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. You will learn how to introduce yourself in English. How to describe your family and the use of the verb 'to be' will also be discussed.

For whom:  This course is suitable for students who do not have any level of English.

Result after the course:  You are able to have short conversations in English.You are able to count to 100 and will be able to place orders in a shop, restaurant, or bar.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 17:00 and 18:30 hrs or Saturday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Advice for new students: If you want to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English Beginner 2 (A0-A1)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Description:  English Beginner 2 is the second part of our basic English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. During this course you will learn a.g. the 'present simple', word order and the verb 'can/can't'.

For whom:  Beginners with some knowledge of English or students who have already followed the Beginner 1 course.

Result after the course:  You know how to make questions and you are able to talk about food and drinks, work, sports and other activities.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Saturday between 12:00 and 13:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Advice for new students: If you want to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English Beginner 3 (A1)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Description:  English Beginner 3 is the third part of our basic English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. During this course you will learn a.g. the 'present continuous',the 'past simple', irregular verbs and prepositions.

For whom:  Beginners with some knowledge of English or students who have already followed the Beginner 2 course.

Result after the course:  You know how to make sentences in the past and present and you are able to talk about shopping and clothes and about travelling and holidays. At the and of this course you have reached CEFR level A1+ and you can continue with our English Elementary course ( CEFR level A2).

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Advice for new students: If you want to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English Elementary 1 (A1)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Description:  English Elementary 1 is the first part of our Elementary English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are introducing yourself and how to describe your family and friends.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with some knowledge of English or students who have already followed our Beginner 3 course.

Result after the course:  You know how to introduce yourself, how to use standard sentences and how to talk about daily routines, habits and hobbies.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 17:00 and 18:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

English Elementary 3 (A1-A2)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Description:  English Elementary 3 is the third part of our Elementary English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are food and drinks, internet and future plans.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with some knowledge of English or students who have already finished our Elementary 2 course.

Result after the course:  You are able to place orders in restaurants and bars, make comparisons about all kinds of people or things. You are also capable of making online reservations or reservations by telephone. After you have finished this course you are able to register for our English Pre-Intermediate course.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

English Pre-Intermediate 1 (A2)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Description:  English Pre-Intermediate 1 is the first part of our Pre-Intermediate English course. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are holidays, about family and future plans and dreams.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a sound basic knowledge (A1-A2) of the English language or for students who have already followed our Elementary 3 course.

Result after the course:  You are able to talk about future plans using the future tense. You can also make more complex sentences about family relationships. Word order and prepositions of time and place have also been discussed extensively.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 19:00 and 20:30 hrs (ONLINE)

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English Pre-Intermediate 3 (A2-B1)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Description:  English Pre-Intermediate 3 is the third and last part of our Pre-Intermediate course. The complete course consists of three parts. Some themes are biographies, inventions and gossip.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a sound basic knowledge (A2) of the English language or for students who have already followed our Pre-Intermediate 2 course.

Result after the course:  You will be able to talk about important people in history using a passive or active tense. You will also be able to discuss certain inventions using conditionals. You will be able to talk extensively in a casual or unconstrained way about famous people. After you have finished this course you will have obtained a CEFR level B1 and you can then follow our English Intermediate 1 course.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 18:00 and 19:30 hrs or Tuesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English Intermediate 1 (B1)

week commencing 4 October
€238

Description:  English Intermediate 1 is the first part of our English Intermediate courses. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are transport, food and stereotypes.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a CEFR level B1 or for students who have already followed our Pre-Intermediate 3 course.

Result after the course:  You are able to make sentences in the past, present and future. Also, you can easily make comparisons about all kinds of topics and you are able to talk extensively about people and their peculiarities. The correct use of articles is also no longer a problem for you.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs or Wednesday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs ( start: week of 20 September)

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English Intermediate 2 (B1+)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Description:  English Intermediate 2 is the second part of our English Intermediate courses. The complete course consists of 3 parts. Some themes are sports, the human body and relationships.

For whom:  This course is meant for students with a CEFR level B1 or for students who have already followed our Intermediate 1 course.

Result after the course:  You are able to understand several difficult, longer texts about sports and relationships. You can express yourself fluently in English about customs and traditions and you will manage to create well-structured texts on a variety of subjects.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 18:00 and 19:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

If you would like to know what the best course is for you, we can plan an intake to determine your exact level. Contact us on 0031-(0)70 3226091 or send an email to info@taaltaal.nl

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English Upper-Intermediate 1 (B1-B2+)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Result after the course:  After following this course, you will have completed a number of advanced grammatical topics in English and your level according to the CEFR will be close to B2.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs or Wednesday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English Upper-Intermediate 2 (B2)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Result after the course:  You can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, recognising their implicit meanings. You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without searching for words. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. You can produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts about complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. The end level of this course is in accordance with the CEFR level B2.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 20:00 and 21:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English Upper-Intermediate 3 (B2+)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Wednesday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (ONLINE)

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English Advanced 1 (B2-C1)

week commencing 20 September
€238

Result after the course:  Your grasp of the English language approaches that of a native speaker, both in written and spoken form. Once you have completed the next module English Advanced 2, you will have almost obtained CEFR level C1.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Tuesday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File advanced (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194038355)

English Advanced 3 (C1)

week commencing 27 September
€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Monday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File advanced (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194038355)

English Conversation A+

week commencing 27 September
€238

Description:  The classes aim at improving English speaking skills, including pronunciation. Using role playing games and various exercises, your confidence while speaking English will surely get a boost!

For whom:  Students who are enrolled in one of the Elementary, Pre-Intermediate or Intermediate classes (CEFR levels A2 to B1-B2) or already have an equivalent level.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Thursday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

English Conversation C++

week commencing 20 September
€238

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Friday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

English Proficiency Skills

week commencing 20 September
€275

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 11 weeks: Saturday between 10:00 and 11:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Accelerated Intermediate 1 (B1-B2)

week commencing 20 September
€495

Description:  This course encompasses the English Intermediate 1 and 2 courses in one compact course given twice a week.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Twice a week during 9 weeks: Tuesday and Friday between 17:00 and 18:30 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Lesson method: The book (exclusive) can usually be used for multiple courses. You can easily order via bol.com.

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

Intensive English Course

€975

Description: An intensive course is given privately (for 1 person) and consists of 15 contact hours divided over 1 or 2 weeks, for example 5 consecutive days of 3 hours each. The exact configuration can be discussed with the teacher for best possible results. Please do take into account time needed for self-study and homework.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

English File Beginner (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194029803)

English File Elementary (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194031592)

English File Pre-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194037419)

English File Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194035910)

English File Upper-Intermediate (4th) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194039697)

English File Advanced (3rd) €48.00

(ISBN: 9780194502399 )

Intensive English IELTS training

€975

Description:  This is a special private course (for 1 person) which is aimed at preparing you for the IELTS exam in 10 lessons of each 1,5 hours (15 hours total).

This exam consists of four parts: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. During this course you are going to drill each of the four parts. You practise Speaking in class with the trainer who is going to teach you the right way to answer the questions and give you tips so that you can get a high score at the exam. You do Writing at home using the course book and doing the real assignments from the previous exams. The teacher checks your written answers and provides you with feedback. If you wish, you can practise Listening and Reading at home doing the real tests from the book and spend class time discussing the results.

For whom:  IELTS candidates who are going to sit for the exam. The level of your General English should be minimum Upper-Intermediate (B2).

Frequency, duration, day and time:  flexible

You should register for the exam yourself via the British Council website.

Lesson method: Any lesson method may be used, but as an indication, you can consider one of the following standard books.

Cambridge IELTS 12 Academic Student's Book with Answers €35.00

(ISBN: 9781316637821)

AYCT English (beg/el/p-i)

week commencing 27 September
€0

Description:  TaalTaal offers the possibility of following extra conversation lessons at the level of your regular course in addition to the regular lessons. If you are already following an English course at TaalTaal, there are no extra costs involved. The lessons are given by experienced teachers in order to improve your speaking skills.

For whom:  These sessions are specifically meant for students who are already doing lessons at TaalTaal. Of course, you can always take a trial lesson. People who are not yet following a course at TaalTaal can also take part in these lessons for a fee. In this case, please contact us at 070-3226091 or you can also send an email to info@taaltaal.nl.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 10 weeks: Thursday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Registration procedure: There is a registration list on the board between classrooms 4.1 and 4.2. Here you can enter your name and your regular class for the days you would like to take the extra AYCT lessons. Taking into account the capacity of the classrooms, the sessions are divided into levels and lessons are given once a week. One class is for the levels Beginner/Elementary and Pre-Intermediate and the other class for the levels Intermediate, Upper-intermediate and Advanced.

AYCT English (int/up-int/adv)

week commencing 27 September
€0

Description:  TaalTaal offers the possibility of following extra conversation lessons at the level of your regular course in addition to the regular lessons. If you are already following a English course with TaalTaal, there are no extra costs involved. The lessons are given by experienced teachers in order to improve your speaking skills.

For whom:  These sessions are specifically meant for students who are already doing lessons at TaalTaal. Of course, you can always take a trial lesson. People who are not yet following a course at TaalTaal can also take part in these lessons for a fee. In this case, please contact us at 070-3226091 or you can also send an email to info@taaltaal.nl.

Frequency, duration, day and time:  Once a week during 10 weeks: Thursday between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs

Optional: Extra practise sessions once a week between 18:30 and 20:00 hrs (part of the All-You-Can-Talk program aimed at practise making perfect!)

Registration procedure: There is a registration list on the board between classrooms 4.1 and 4.2. Here you can enter your name and your regular class for the days you would like to take the extra AYCT lessons. Taking into account the capacity of the classrooms, the sessions are divided into levels and lessons are given once a week. One class is for the levels Beginner/Elementary and Pre-Intermediate and the other class for levels Intermediate, Upper-intermediate and Advanced.

Our Philosophy

* Quality education by experienced teachers * Focus on practical results * Lots of conversation * Excellent return on price + time investment * Excursions with teacher and fellow students (on request) * Accelerated courses available *